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TitlesOrder
Rudyard Kipling and His World by Kingsley Amis
Virginia Woolf by John Lehmann
Charlotte and Emily Brontë : literary lives by Tom Winnifrith1989
D.H. Lawrence: A Literary Life by John Worthen1989
John Donne: A Literary Life by George Parfitt1989
William Shakespeare : a literary life by Richard Dutton1989
Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Literary Life by Michael O'Neill1990
Jane Austen: A Literary Life by Jan S. Fergus1991
Johnathan Swift: A Literary Life by Joseph McMinn1991
Virginia Woolf: A Literary Life by John Mepham1991
Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Literary Life by Gerald Roberts1994
E. M. Forster: A Literary Life by Mary Lago1995
Charles Dickens: A Literary Life by Grahame Smith1996
George Orwell: A Literary Life by Peter Davison1996
Henry James: A Literary Life (Literary Lives (New York, N.Y.).) by Kenneth Graham1996
Thomas Hardy: A Literary Life (Macmillan Literary Lives) by James Gibson1996
Henry Fielding : A Literary Life by Harold Pagliaro1998
Evelyn Waugh: A Literary Life by David Wykes1999
Sylvia Plath: A Literary Life by Linda Wagner-Martin1999
Byron: A Literary Life by Caroline Franklin2000
Christopher Marlowe: A Literary Life by Lisa Hopkins2000
Frances Burney: A Literary Life by Janice Farrar Thaddeus2000
Katherine Mansfield : A Literary Life by Angela Smith2000
Mary Shelley: A Literary Life by John Williams2000
Robert Browning: A Literary Life by Sarah Wood2001
William Makepeace Thackeray: A Literary Life by Peter Shillingsburg2001
Elizabeth Gaskell: A Literary Life by Shirley Foster2002
F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Literary Life by Andrew Hook2002
John Clare: A Literary Life by Roger Sales2002
Graham Greene: A Literary Life by Neil Sinyard2003
Rudyard Kipling: A Literary Life by Phillip Mallett2003
George Herbert: A Literary Life by Cristina Malcolmson2004
Robert Louis Stevenson: A Literary Life by William Gray2004
Angela Carter: A Literary Life by Sarah Gamble2005
William Blake: A Literary Life by John Beer2005
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Literary Life by William Christie2006
Bram Stoker: A Literary Life by Lisa Hopkins2007
Ted Hughes: A Literary Life by Neil Roberts2007
Wilkie Collins: A Literary Life by Andrew Maunder2008
Ernest Hemingway: A Literary Life by Linda Wagner-Martin2010
Iris Murdoch: A Literary Life by Priscilla Martin2010
John Keats: A Literary Life by R. S. White2010

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Begun by St. Martin's Press, continued by Macmillan.
Palgrave Macmillan series page.

Series?!

How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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